In silence, ask God to open your heart and mind to new ideas and insights.
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Before we can pray about the whats and hows of the Joyful Feast, we need to pray about the why. For the first few days of our 30 days of prayer and discernment, we’ll pray about our why from several different angles.
Jesus Christ is undeniably central to any expression of Christianity, yet there are many ways in which he is known and understood. When we talk about Jesus we often get caught in theological weeds and/or focus on the historical Jesus. When it comes to our why, it is usually the case that both of these approaches are insufficient. More important than theological dogmas or historical arguments is the foundational question: why does Jesus matter to you?
Ask God to help you formulate and articulate a response to the following question, in just two or three concise sentences. Avoid using “churchy” language or theological jargon.
- What difference does following Jesus make in your life?
Meditate on this question and your response throughout the day. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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